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Beat the Winter Blues, Shedding Light on Seasonal Sadness

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An article from Jan. 2013 on what is SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder or the "Winter Blues".  Most people are still not aware of it.  We thought to re-introduce it here with this article.

"As the days get shorter, many people find themselves feeling sad. You might feel blue around the winter holidays, or get into a slump after the fun and festivities have ended. Some people have more serious mood changes year after year, lasting throughout the fall and winter when there’s less natural sunlight. What is it about the darkening days that can leave us down in the dumps? And what can we do about it?

NIH-funded researchers have been studying the “winter blues” and a more severe type of depression called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, for more than 3 decades. They’ve learned about possible causes and found treatments that seem to help most people. Still, much remains unknown about these winter-related shifts in mood....

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